Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My genealogy day - 8 June 2011

Two more days until Jamboree - yippee!  I really should go at least one day early, and maybe two just to enjoy the geneabloggers party animals. 

*  Read email and blogs, wrote GenDetective is Available for Download and (Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 156: Sherman Heights School Class Picture in 1903.  That's three years worth of family pictures!

*  Got cleaned up, came back to download GenDetective and try it out.  Wrote GenDetective 10-Day Trial to describe problem.

*  Made and printed handout for Cemetery Records - looked for my cemetery "stuff".  Added files to laptop.  Left at 11 a.m. for McDonald's for lunch, then to the library by 11:30 a.m.

*  Got set up for Research Group - we had 15, mix of newbies and experienced, good sharing. 

*  Home by 2:15 p.m. to read, noted that SDGS Program Meeting on Saturday, 11 June features Franklin Chocco posted.  Uninstalled it, then installed it again, and it ran.  It read my 40,000 person GEDCOM (took awhile!) and then there was an error at the end of the Analyzer work, made screens, and wrote First Look at GenDetective - Post 1: GenDetective Analyzer.  Error message - perhaps too many people in the GEDCOM.

*  Answered some email, did some searches for collateral line data, entered some information into the database.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, then watched TV news, did the dishes, and put the trash out. 

*  Back online - made smaller GEDCOM file, and it loaded into GenDetective fine.  Everything worked.  Lots of Reporter reports - did a lot of reports, figured out how to navigate the program to see all potential reports, and how to create them.  Tried a 37,000 person report, and it bombed like before.  Need to find something at the 10,000, 20,000 and 30,000 person level to see how they do.

*  Added to the Best Of post, did some Facebooking, and wrote this post.

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